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MotoGP™ is delighted to confirm that a total of €12,156.69 euros have been donated to the Cruz Roja Española, who in turn will transfer the donation to Italy’s Croce Rossa. The donations are a result of the MotoGP™ community’s fundraising efforts in support of the victims of the horrifying earthquakes in central Italy last August.
The devastating natural disaster that tore central Italy apart in 2016 affected both those directly in the area as well as a lot of the MotoGP™ community, who have racing and family roots in the country. MotoGP™ began a campaign in Silverstone ahead of the British GP to sell charity t-shirts with all proceeds donated to the Red Cross in Italy, to help victims rebuild their homes and lives.
Riders and their teams, organisers, sponsors and fans bought t-shirts to support the cause, and Dorna can officially announce that the €12,156.69 has been received by the Cruz Roja Española, with the full amount set to be received by the Italy’s Croce Rossa in the coming days.